Our Partners

We’re excited to have Up, Australia's leading digital bank, as a Festival partner for 2020.

Up and Melbourne Fringe 2020

Up is a digital bank designed to help you organise your money and simplify your life. In a year that’s been… complicated… we’re glad Up is on board to support our lovely Fringe artists and audiences.
You’ll see our little triangular Up friend popping, well, up on the Fringe website, and we have lots of exciting things in store.

Enter our Level Up competition

Money for artists. Free shows for you.

Up have bought a proverbial bucketload of show tickets which will be awarded to lucky Fringe-goers. And the artists have a win too. How does it work?

Each lucky winner receives a double pass to three shows of their choice, and the lovely folks at Up will ‘Level Up’ the $$$ going back to the artists to a $50 value. Ticket price ten bucks? Twenty? Doesn’t matter, Up will sling a pineapple (that’s a $50 note, for those playing at home) to the artist for each ticket.  And the lucky audience member gets to see three shows for zilch. Win win!

Enter here for your chance to win.

Competition runs 22 October-5 November.  T&Cs available here.

UpSkill yourself with ‘Tell Me Something I Don’t Know’

Remember at the start of lockdown we said we’d make sourdough, learn Spanish, and knit next winter’s wardrobe? Let’s be honest – we didn’t get as far as we’d hoped. But don’t worry, because we’ve invited some of Melbourne’s adventurous creatives to give you all the upskilling you need.

For five minutes each day of the Festival, a different Fringe artist will teach you something new. Some will be fun, some will be frivolous, some will be important and inspiring. Tune in to our Facebook page daily at 1pm for these virtual tutorials and grow yourself without the pains.

This Fringe up-skill is brought to you by our friends at Up. Check it out here.

Upgrade your banking (and score yourself some bonus cash).

Check out Up here to see if they’re right for you, and if you’re keen to give Up a go use the code ‘MELBOURNEFRINGE2020’ or use this link and you’ll get a $10 bonus in your new Up account.

For every sign up using the MELBOURNEFRINGE2020 code, the kind folks at Up will also sling $10 our way so we can continue to support the arts.

Code expires 1 December 2020. T&Cs @ up.com.au/terms | Up accounts issuer Bendigo & Adelaide Bank.

Up For Fringe Artists

Every artist registered with the Melbourne Fringe Festival can grow their festival fund with $20 on Up. All you need to do is join Up using the unique code we sent out to our artists. If you didn’t get one, get in contact with us and we’ll shoot a code your way. Think of it as Up buying the first ticket to your show.

Up’s People’s Choice Award

The folks at Up know a good thing when they see it, and we know you do too. Vote for your favourite show in the Up People’s Choice Award and you could win $500 just for voting! And if your fave artist wins they’ll nab $1000 cash, courtesy of Up.  People’s Choice Awards, elections, early 2000’s Australian Idol… the message remains the same. Vote!